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The town of Maldon is located in a historical gold mining region between the larger centres of Castlemaine and Bendigo.

Maldon has been perfectly preserved since its mining days and is Australia's First Notable Town - classified by the National Trust in 1966. Its list of historic buildings is impressive and includes the railway station (built in 1884), the Grand Hotel (1888), the old post office (1870) and a number of churches. Most of the historical buildings of interest are concentrated around the block in the town centre bounded by Main Street, High Street, Camp Street and Church Street.

Many of the commercial buildings located along Maldon's streets have been converted into cafes, galleries and antiques shops to cater for the influx of visitors who choose to step back in time by visiting this uniquely preserved historic gold mining town with a streetscape that looks like it hasn't changed for well over a hundred years.

Good views of the Maldon township can be enjoyed from Anzac Hill, accessed via Anzac Hill Road south of town. Panoramic views of the surrounding region are best seen from the peak of Mount Tarrengower where there is a lookout tower. Mount Tarrengower rises to a height of 570 metres a few kilometres west of Maldon, and was the centre of gold diggings in the area during the 1850s.

Maldon is surrounded by the Maldon Historic Reserve which contains forests and relics of the district's gold mining era.